Polanski's Ghost Writer climbs Summit in America
Summit Entertainment has signed a deal to distribute THE GHOST WRITER in North America. Directed by Roman Polanski, the film is based on the novel The Ghost by Robert Harris, who collaborated with Polanski on the screenplay. The story is a thriller about a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) who hires a ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) to help finish writing his memoirs; the writer arrives to learn that his predecessor died under mysterious circumstances. Also in the cast are Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Jim Belushi, and Tom Wilkinson.
Although Polanski has directed a wide range of films, including the Oscar-winning THE PIANIST, he is well regarded among horror fans and critics for his classic films REPULSION (1965), DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES (a.k.a. THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, 1967), ROSEMARY’S BABY (1969), THE TENANT (1976), and THE NINTH GATE (1999).